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Star Wars: The New Essential Guide to Alien Species (Star Wars: Essential Guides)

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Discover who’s who and what’s what in the Star Wars universe with this beautifully illustrated guide–now in full color for the first time.

When it comes to extraterrestrial life-forms, there’s more to science fiction’s most famous galaxy than just Jawas, Wookiees, Ewoks, and Hutts. From the skylanes of Coruscant to the worlds of the Outer Rim, an untold number of species p
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Paperback, 227 pages
Published October 31st 2006 by Del Rey
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Darren Vincent
Jul 14, 2015 Darren Vincent rated it did not like it
Shelves: graphic-novels, 2013
Not the best in this series.

I have read quite a few of the Star Wars informational books and been quite entertained. I thought that this one was going to be another in that series. In actuality, it is my least favorite.

Why? I guess I was hoping to find some well thought out back story or history into some of the characters/species that would make this universe more interesting. What I got was some history of individual species specially tailored to validate one single member of the species bein
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Parka
Dec 05, 2012 Parka rated it it was amazing
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Seems like the book had an earlier edition. Well, this 2006 edition now adds a full-colour illustration for each of the species. The art looks good, and that was what attracted me in the first place.

The book certainly looks quite comprehensive, with coverage for all six Star Wars movies. There's plenty to read and muse about. There are species traits, habitat and sometimes even their pronunciation. It provides the background to better understand the universe.

The
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Roth
Jun 29, 2014 Roth rated it liked it
It was ok. It was very imaginative but lacked uniform detail. For example: they only mention the life span of a few races where they should have done that for all of them... Overall, it was entertaining, just not enough so to justify any more than three stars.
RumBelle
Feb 04, 2016 RumBelle rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nonfiction
This is a fantastic reference book. Little known alien species and ones we are all familiar with are detailed here. The art is stunning and the information highly interesting. The book details facts about the aliens, their home planets, their customs and more. It is written as a nature guide might be written, which only adds another layer to the narrative.
James
Nov 20, 2011 James rated it really liked it
The book is effectively what it claims to be; i.e., a guide to alien species in the Star Wars universe. Each major species is given a relatively detailed synopsis, a full color illustration, and a block of essential data on the species. The authors have taken major species, facts, and events from the entire spectrum of Star Wars media including the films, novels, and comics.

The only flaws in the book are several typos and the occasional discrepancy between the illustration and the written descri
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Revan97
Mar 21, 2014 Revan97 rated it really liked it
I have used Star Wars The New Essential Guide To Alien Species as a resource many times to understand who or what, where and how many characters look like, come from, behave and so forth. In my opinion every illustration is a masterpiece. The info provided is extensive and accurate. However, the reason for the four star rating is the same as why many guides get the same rating from me: This guide is already seriously lacking in its selection of species. Various new beings have been introduced in ...more
Duane
May 08, 2008 Duane rated it really liked it
This is a great resource guide for any Star Wars fan. I read it from cover to cover and learned so much. I finally get to see some of the characters I've read so much about. It's a great companion book to have as you read or watch any of the Star Wars genre. I love this book.
Matt
Jan 30, 2013 Matt rated it really liked it
This was a great reference for the many different species exhibited in the Star Wars galaxy. Though, I would really like to see an updated version. Since then, there have been a multitude of new species that have been brought up in the novels.
Theresa
Feb 21, 2012 Theresa rated it liked it
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a great collection of facts and information of the series
Jessica
Aug 26, 2012 Jessica rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Star Wars fans
Shelves: 2012
This is a very good resource for Star Wars fans.
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